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In Arabic, The Huffington Post Takes A Stand Against Atheists, Gays, And Selfies

buzzfeed.com — An Algerian columnist recently warned of a growing trend that could bring Islamic civilization crashing down: the selfie. More young Muslims are taking selfies, he noted, a symptom of "the diseases and the viruses of the Western world" making their way into Arab lands.
Aug 11, 2015

Interesting read by @tomgara: In Arabic, The Huffington Post Takes A Stand Against Atheists, Gays, And Selfies go.shr.lc/1JaaPci

Aug 09, 2015

In Arabic, the Huffington Post takes a stand against atheists, gays and selfies: buzzfeed.com/tomgara/huffin… pic.twitter.com/jEVF3Jy6ap

Aug 09, 2015

In Arabic, The Huffington Post Takes A Stand Against Atheists, Gays, And Selfies buzzfeed.com/tomgara/huffin… via @tomgara @buzzfeednews

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People Sent $1.6 Billion Over Venmo In The Last Three Months

buzzfeed.com — Venmo users transfered $1.6 billion through the app in the most recent quarter, eBay president Daniel Schulman said on an earnings call Thursday morning, an increase of 247% over the same period last year. The call this morning was the last for eBay as owner of Venmo; next week its PayPal unit, including Venmo, will begin trading as an independent company.
Jul 16, 2015

People transferred $1.6 billion over Venmo in last 3 months, up 247% from same time last year. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/people… pic.twitter.com/khHZZdi0HQ

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tomgara: People transferred $1.6 billion over Venmo in last 3 months, up 247% from same time last year. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/people… pic.twitter.com/khHZZdi0HQ

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tomgara: People transferred $1.6 billion over Venmo in last 3 months, up 247% from same time last year. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/people… pic.twitter.com/khHZZdi0HQ

U.S. Airlines Are Like A "Low-Cost Bus Company," Says Emirates Chief

buzzfeed.com — Let's get ready to rumble. Emirates airline president Tim Clark spoke with The National about the big three U.S. airlines that are calling for restrictions on Persian Gulf-based carriers offering international flights to U.S. customers: "What they should focus on is the appalling state of the US domestic market.
May 14, 2015

U.S. Airlines Are Like A “Low-Cost Bus Company,” Says Emirates Chief buzzfeed.com/tomgara/us-air…

May 14, 2015

U.S. air travel 2015: "Terminals are full of frightened people sitting on the floors because they’ve no facilities." buzzfeed.com/tomgara/us-air…

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McDonald's Has A Turnaround Plan, But The Details Are Vague

buzzfeed.com — McDonald's new chief executive Steve Easterbrook this morning announced his plans to turn around the lagging performance of the world's largest fast food chain. The CEO will restructure the business, but appears to be largely sticking with ideas that had been laid out by his predecessor Don Thompson, who stepped down on March 1.
May 04, 2015

McDonald's ambiguous turnaround plan: "There is no more clarity on new products or changes in operations" buzzfeed.com/tomgara/mcdona…

May 04, 2015

Advice for McDonald's: “You can’t cost cut to the hearts of millennials" in @venessawwong's debut @buzzfeedbiz story! buzzfeed.com/tomgara/mcdona…

May 04, 2015

McDonald’s to refranchise 3,500 stores this year. Is that just offloading problems to 3rd parties? buzzfeed.com/tomgara/mcdona… @tomgara

May 04, 2015

McDonald’s Has A Turnaround Plan, But The Details Are Vague buzzfeed.com/tomgara/mcdona… via @tomgara

30% Of Americans Considering A Holiday In Cuba, Survey Says

buzzfeed.com — If survey responses are anything to go by, one of the first beneficiaries of a re-established diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba will be the country's tourism industry. 30% of Americans are planning or would consider a holiday to Cuba within the next two years, according to a new survey.

Diet Coke Is No Longer America's Second-Favorite Soda

buzzfeed.com — Soda consumption has fallen every year for the last decade, and lately it has been diet sodas falling even faster than full-sugar ones. New numbers released today by Beverage Digest , an industry publication, show the carnage continued in 2014, with one notable change: Diet Coke has fallen so far that it is no longer the country's second most popular soda.
Mar 26, 2015

Soda consumption is at 1986 levels, and the three fastest growing drink brands are all waters buzzfeed.com/tomgara/diet-c… pic.twitter.com/3frfPQhySD

Mar 27, 2015

Soda consumption in America peaked in 2004, has declined ever since. Is now at 1986 levels. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/diet-c…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @tomgara: Soda consumption in America peaked in 2004, has declined ever since. Is now at 1986 levels. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/diet-c…

Farewell, Queues: Starbucks Introduces Delivery, Mobile Ordering

buzzfeed.com — Starbucks is launching two new services of supreme importance for customers sick of waiting in line for their lattes: First up, mobile ordering and payment will be rolled out nationwide this year, meaning the only thing users of the Starbucks mobile app will have to do in the store is walk to the front of the line and pick up their coffee.
Mar 18, 2015

Say farewell to waiting in line at Starbucks: company launches mobile ordering and delivery. buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

Mar 18, 2015

Farewell, Queues: Starbucks Introduces Delivery, Mobile Ordering buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

Mar 18, 2015

With 8 million transactions per week, Starbucks has "the most successful mobile retail transaction app in the world" buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

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The Starbucks Race Relations Push Will Go Beyond Coffee Cups

buzzfeed.com — It's fair to say that the Starbucks campaign to bring racial dialogue to a coffee shop near you is off to a rocky start. The announcement Tuesday that it has encouraged its baristas to discuss race relations with customers attracted a mix of incredulity, scorn, and mockery. And worse.
Mar 17, 2015

Beyond coffee cups, the Starbucks "Race Together" push will include a hiring campaign focused on black & Latino youth buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

Mar 17, 2015

The Starbucks Race Relations Push Will Go Beyond Coffee Cups buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu… via @tomgara @buzzfeednews

Mar 17, 2015

Starbucks Will Announce New Hiring Push Focused On Black And Latino Youth, Schultz tells @tomgara buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

Mar 17, 2015

RT @BuzzFeedBen: Starbucks Will Announce New Hiring Push Focused On Black And Latino Youth, Schultz tells @tomgara buzzfeed.com/tomgara/starbu…

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Our Long National Pet-Feeding Nightmare Is Coming To An End

buzzfeed.com — Pets are great, but feeding them? It's a challenge on par with the space program, and few have really mastered how to feed a dog. There are so many variables to consider - what kind of animal is this? is it hungry? how much food should I give it?

Jet.com Gets A Big New Funding Round. Now All It Has To Do Is Launch

buzzfeed.com — It turns out that promising to undercut Amazon - and the rest of the retail industry - in what could easily become the mother of all price wars is an attractive proposition to big investors.
Feb 11, 2015

Jet, which promises to always be cheaper than Amazon, raised another $140 million. Now all it has to do is launch: buzzfeed.com/tomgara/jet-ne…

Feb 11, 2015

RT @tomgara: Jet, which promises to always be cheaper than Amazon, raised another $140 million. Now all it has to do is launch: buzzfeed.com/tomgara/jet-ne…

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Sep 02, 2015

RT @chrislhayes: @EliLake about the same number that opposed the Iraq authorization.

Sep 02, 2015

RT @EliLake: Congrats to supporters of the #Irandeal. A little more than a third of the senate supports the most significant US agreement in a generation

Sep 02, 2015

Hulu is offering an ad-free version for an extra $4/month, although all the Shonda Rhimes shows still have ads: buzzfeed.com/sapna/hulu-is-…

Sep 02, 2015

I like how this ad positions $30,000 a year in NYC as the kind of salary somebody would aspire to. twitter.com/Papapishu/stat…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @emile_hokayem: Syria's humanitarian tragedy is not the conflict's unfortunate outcome but logical, intended consequence of Assad regime's survival strategy

Sep 02, 2015

@Ballaban did you read the story? whole thing is about changing current rules that say police can only fire if their life is threatened

Sep 02, 2015

@Ballaban if you weren't threatening their life, they wouldn't shoot you?


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